Tragic Shooting in Aurora, Colorado Kills 12
An armed gunman opened fire in a packed movie theater in Aurora, Colorado, early Friday morning during “The Dark Knight Rises” movie premiere, killing 12 people and wounding at least 59 more, including children as young as 3 months old.
The shooter is believed to have propped open the back exit door of the theater after the movie had begun to get to his car. When the shooter returned he threw what is believed to be tear gas into the theater and began to open fire randomly into the crowd of people. Police believe four guns were used, a rifle, a shotgun and two hand guns.
The authorities have revealed the shooter to be 24 year-old James Holmes. Holmes was arrested in the back lot of the theater and is now in custody. When Holmes was detained he told Police that his car and apartment are booby trapped with explosives. Police are still investigating Holmes’ apartment, which they say contained explosives and buckets of ammunition.